RN Admissions Requirements

Important Program Information

RN is a fall-start and spring-start program at the Bethlehem campus. RN is a fall-start program at the Monroe campus. The Evening/Weekend option is offered only in the spring semester of even-numbered years (2022, 2024, etc.) at the Bethlehem campus.

Students may apply to the fall clinical program starting October 1. Applications must be completed by February 15. Students will not be able to apply to the fall clinical program after February 15.

Students may apply to the spring clinical program starting February 15. Applications must be completed by September 15. Students will not be able to apply to the spring clinical program after September 15.

After February 15 (fall semester) or September 15 (spring semester), students who wish to take general education courses toward the RN degree may apply to the Health Sciences program of study.

Minimum requirements for RN program

• High School Biology with a lab or NCC’s BIOS 115 with a grade of “B” or better.*
• High School Chemistry with a lab or NCC’s CHEM 135 with a grade of “B” or better.*
• High School Algebra I and Algebra II or NCC’s MATH 022 and 026 with grades of “C” or better or exemption through math placement testing.*
• GPA of at least 3.0.
• “Proficient” level on ATI TEAS with all subsections at or above the national average.

*High school courses must be college preparatory level. Equivalents from other colleges may satisfy requirements.

Please be advised:

• RN is a competitive program. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the clinical program. Students not admitted to the clinical program will be admitted to the Health Sciences program of study to take general education courses toward the RN degree.
• Nursing is a physically demanding occupation.
• Attend Nursing Information Session if you have not attended one in the past. Information sessions are listed at www.northampton.edu/info-sessions.htm.

Application Requirements

Use this checklist and the online Admissions portal to track the completion of your application:

• Submit the application in the online Admissions portal.
• Submit official transcripts for all education completed to the Processing Center. Transcripts are required for high school, GED, and, if attended, college(s).
• Take the ATI TEAS test prior to the application deadline. For test information, refer to our webpage www.northampton.edu/nursing.htm.

Questions

Please feel free to contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 or at adminfo@northampton.edu should you have any questions or concerns regarding this process.